Thursday, March 5, 2009


"Let me but live my life from
year to year,
With forward face and
unreluctant soul;
Not hurrying to, nor turning
from, the goal;
Not mourning for the things
that disappear
In the dim past, nor holding
back in fear
from what the future veils;
but with a whole
And happy heart, that pays its toll
To Youth and Age, and
travels on with cheer.

So let the way wind up the
hill or down,
O'er rough or smooth, the
journey will be joy:
Still seeking what I sought
when but a boy,
New friendship, high adventure,
and a crown,
My heart will keep the courage
of the quest,
And hope the road's last turn
will be the best."

~Henry Van Dyke

"Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go fourth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart."

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"...let us run with patience
the race that is set before us,
looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith..."
Hebrews 12:1-2

1 comment:

Bell said...

Such lovely words. Thanks for sharing.